Overview

Who is it for?

This degree is for you if you want to learn about the latest thinking and business practices in global supply chain management generally. It is not suitable if you’re already very experienced and looking to specialise. You must have a general interest in various supply chain processes including procurement, logistics and supply chain analytics.

You may hold a bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or social sciences and either have a basic level of understanding of statistics or be up to the challenge of learning more about quantitative analysis.

Understanding the complexities of global supply chains

Objectives

On graduation, you’ll have a 360º perspective of global supply chains, an essential first step in building your career in the discipline. You’ll be ready to identify the opportunities and risks facing supply chains and provide both strategic and analytical tools to manage them. All based on the most recent academic research and innovative current business practices.

In this most global of sectors you’ll be equipped with cultural sensitivity, and effective business communication, networking and time management skills.

Structure

What will you learn

  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of key supply chain subjects ranging from procurement and operations to supply chain analytics.
  • Experience a range of international perspectives from your collaboration with peers from up to 20 countries.
  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the internal and external factors affecting successful supply chain management.
  • Formulate decisions in complex, interrelated areas of supply chain, finance, operations, management and strategy.
  • Analyse international business trends that shape global supply chain thinking from businesses around the world.

Assessment methods

Assessment

We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice.

To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:

  • twelve core courses (10 - 15 credits each) and
  • a Business Research Project (30 credits) and one elective (10 credits) or
  • four electives (10 credits each)

Assessment of modules on the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.

The course consists of compulsory core modules, as well as a choice of electives, including some international elective options in term three.

The course commences in September with a Foundations of Management workshop which prepares students with some of the concepts necessary to complete the course, and includes careers and professional skills development workshops.

Induction weeks

The course commences in September with an induction programme which includes careers and professional skills development workshops.

Term dates

Term dates 2018/19

In-Person ID-Checks(all students must attend): Commences 17 September 2018

Compulsory Induction: 18 - 29 September 2018

Term I
1 October 2018 - 7 December 2018
Term I exams
7 January 2019 - 18 January 2019

Term II
21 January 2019 - 29 March 2019
Term II exams
22 April 2019 - 3 May 2019

Term III
6 May 2019 - 28 June 2019
Term III exams
1 July 2019 - 12 July 2019

Resit period
Students who are required to resit an examination or invigilated test  will do so in the period:
12 - 30 August 2019

Submission deadline for Business Research Project or Applied Research Project 
1 September 2019

Official Course End Date
30 September 2019

Teaching staff

Course Directors

Course director profile

Dr Canan Kocabasoglu-Hillmer

Academic expert working at Cass Business School.

Course director profile

Dr Byung-Gak Son

Academic expert working at Cass Business School.

The teaching staff on the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management have many years of practical experience working in industry and are also active researchers in their fields.

This knowledge and experience inform the highly interactive lectures that make up the MSc in Supply Chain Management.

Module Leaders include:

Application

How to apply

Documents required for decision-making

  • Transcript/interim transcript - you must supply an official transcript of your degree with your application, which includes modules from all years of your degree including those being studied in the final year. Failure to provide this will result in your application being withdrawn.
  • Current module list if still studying
  • CV
  • Personal statement - this should be around 500 words in length and answer the following:
    • Why have you selected this course? What are your motivating factors?
    • What are your areas of interest within the course?
    • What contributions do you feel you can make to the course?
    • How do you see the course affecting your career plans?

Documents which may follow at a later date

  • IELTS result
  • Confirmation of professional qualification examinations/exemptions/passes, if applicable
  • Work experience is not a requirement of this course
  • For a successful application to receive an unconditional status all documents must be verified, so an original or certified copy of the degree transcript must be sent by post to Specialist Masters Programme Office, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, UK

We cannot comment on individual eligibility before you apply and we can only process your application once it is fully complete, with all requested information received.

Individual Appointments

If you would like to visit us to discuss your application please do arrange an individual appointment.

Entry requirements

  • A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.
  • Some level of previous study in finance or quantitative methods is preferred.

English language requirements

  • If you have been studying in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely that you will have to take a test
  • If you have studied a 2+2 degree with just two years in the UK you will be required to provide IELTS results and possibly to resit the tests to meet our requirements.

IELTS/PTE

IELTS: The required IELTS level is an average of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the Writing section and no less than 6.0 in any other section.

Pearson Academic: The required PTE score is at least 70.

If you have not taken an IELTS/PTE test, you can still apply for the course. If you were to receive an offer, this would always be conditional upon achieving the required IELTS/PTE score for admission.

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Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Fees

UK/EU/International £23,000 Tuition fees are subject to annual change

Deposit: £2,000 (paid within 1 month of receiving offer and non-refundable unless conditions of offer are not met)

First installment: Half fees less deposit (payable during on-line registration which should be completed at least 5 days before the in-person ID–checks)
Second installment: Half fees (paid in January following start of course)

Fees are the same for both UK and international students. Please note that fees do not include living expenses or books.

Information about Scholarships

Career pathways

Our aim is to develop graduates with strong strategic supply chain knowledge and advanced analytical and consulting skills. These characteristics are highly valued across industry sectors. For this reason, you would continue your careers in a diverse set of sectors from retail to consulting to production to logistics.

Some examples of where our graduates from the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management started their post-graduate career:

  • Amazon – E-commerce Brand Specialist
  • KPMG UK – Technology Delivery Graduate
  • Rolls-Royce - Project Management Graduate
  • Novo Nordisk – Global Procurement Graduate

You can also view data from our Graduate Destination Survey (pdf) from 2015

Course information and statistics

Man
24
average age of student body
Diploma/ certificate
7.1
average IELTS score for 17/18 cohort
Globe
17
nationalities in 17/18 cohort
Search
7
applications received per place available